The effect of surface density and polymer chain length on the adhesiveness of functionalized polymerosomes was analyzed. The adhesion between biotin and avidin was investigated using phospholipid vesicles. Polymersomes made from block copolymers were chosen as a model because of their superior material properties. The results indicate that polymer mixing and length can control the interfacial adhesion of polymer brushes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Jun 22 2004|